Tentative Schedule of Events

Thursday

Thursday June 28, 2018

  • 4:00-6:00pm  Live Radio Remote (West).
    104.5 WQKT, your source for the best news, sports & country music.
  • 4:00-8:00pm  Miller Hawkins Fresh Foods Backyard BBQ – (West).
    Featuring Charcoal Mafia BBQ menu freshly made and delicious!
  • 4:00-9:30pm  Henley Graphics Kids Fun Zone (East & North Central).
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more.
  • 4:00-10:00pm  Food Concessions Field (Field Perimeter).
    Many to choose from.
  • 5:00-8:00pm  Merchant Area (North).
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 5:00-8:00pm  News Journal Media Live Musical Entertainment (West).
    Tom’s Kitchen Table. A mix of feel good music from Country to Rock!  (www.tomskitchentable.com)
  • 6:15pm  Opening Ceremonies (Main Stage).
    Ashland Veteran’s Color Guard
  • 6:30pm  Media Flight (Launch Field).
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take area media for the ride of their lives.
  • 8:15pm  Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field).
    Tickets can be purchased here -> http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/balloon-glow-encounter/
  • 9:15pm  Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow (Launch Field).
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Friday

Friday June 29, 2018

  • 7:00-8:00am  Fun Flight (Launch Field).
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons fly-over Freer Field.
  • 4:00-9:30pm  News Journal Media Kids Fun Zone (East & North Central).
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more.
  • 4:00-9:30pm  Food Concessions (Field Perimeter).
    Many to choose from.
  • 5:00-9:00pm 104.5  WQKT Live Musical Entertainment (Main Stage).
    The Roadhouse Band – A Family Tradition.
  • 5:00-8:00pm  Jungle Bob (West).
    Exotic animal show every 30 minutes.
  • 5:00-8:00pm  Merchant Area (North).
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 6:00-8:00pm  Live Radio Remote (West) 93.7 Super Q
    93.7-FM the Super Q ‘Listener Parties.’ Enter to win prizes, and meet your favorite Super Q personalities.
  • 6:30pm  Sponsor Flight (Launch Field).
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take sponsor representatives for the ride of their lives.
  • 8:15pm  Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field).
    Tickets can be purchased here -> http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/balloon-glow-encounter/_
  • 9:15pm  Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow (Launch Field).
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Saturday

Saturday June 30, 2018

  • 7:00-8:00am  Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition (Launch Field).
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons compete for cash prizes.
  • 11:00am  News Journal Media Cornhole Registration & Warm-up (Central).
    $20 per team.
  • 12:00pm  News Journal Media Cornhole Tournament (Central).
    Double Elimination. Everyone guaranteed to play at least 3 games. 70% payout.
  • 12-10pm Food Concessions (Field Perimeter).
    Many to choose from.
  • 1:00-8:00pm  Merchant Area (North).
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence and much more.
  • 1:00-9:30pm  News Journal Media Kids Fun Zone (East & North Central).
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more.
  • 1:00-2:30pm  Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Pilot Meet & Greet (Park Street).
    Bring your programs and meet hot air balloon pilots: if you capture all their autographs you will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland.
  • 2:00-8:30pm  Donley Ford Drive 4UR Community (Park Street).
    For every test drive taken in a Donley Ford vehicle 2-8pm, Donley Ford will donate $20 to Ashland BalloonFest up to $6,000.
  • 3:00-8:00pm  Mr. Puppet (West).
    In the style of vaudeville, you will see comedy at its funniest with marionettes, hand/rod puppets and ventriloquism.
  • 3:30-4:30pm  Safety Fun (West & Launch Field).
    Metro Life Flight, K-9 Demonstrations, Ashland Fire Department Truck Display, and child fingerprinting with Deputy Angie Hamilton, ACSO.
  • 5:00-9:00pm   Live Musical Entertainment (Main Stage).
    SOBOS (Some of the Best Old Songs) is a classic rock band from Wooster, Ohio. Focusing on music from the 70s and 80s (www.sobosmusic.com)
  • 6:30pm  Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition (Launch Field).
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons for lift off, competing for cash prizes.
  • 8:15pm    Balloon Glow Encounter  (Launch Field).
    Tickets can be purchased here -> http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/balloon-glow-encounter/
  • 9:15pm    Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow (Launch Field).
    Enjoy an interactive display as balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All Hot Air Balloon activities are weather permitting and subject to delay or cancellation.
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  • For other weekend activities, visit Ashland Area CVB www.visitashlandohio.com
  • ATM available on field. No Soliciting Permitted.

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